Does Demonic Deception Lurk Behind the UFO Phenomenon?

A few weeks prior to the release of his xenophobic documentary, Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, Gary Bates was given space to write himself an “ad-itorial” in Charisma Magazine. In “Demonic Deception Lurks Behind This Widespread Phenomenon,” Gary Bates writes: “I grew up as a science-fiction fan, and I can recall the religious impact it…

No Big Bang, No Aliens?

One of the biggest errors in the Alien Intrusion movie is the idea that without the Big Bang there could be no aliens. In the film, Dr Jonathan Sarfati says: “Now, here is the key point. This Big Bang Theory is a central to the idea of alien life populating our universe. No Big Bang, no alien…

Exotheology.org Reviews Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion Movie

For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trailers and, frankly, the Alien Intrusion book itself that this movie…

Would We Believe in the Possibility of Alien Life Without the Theory of Evolution?

A May 31, 2006 article by Gary Bates and David Catchpoole on Creation.com caught my attention a while back. It was called “ET Needed Evolution.” Notably, it’s now cited as a linked resource for Session 2 in the Discussion Guide for the Alien Intrusion movie. I hadn’t yet written Strangers & Aliens but I had read Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion: UFOs…

Are Millions of Americans Being Abducted by Aliens?

In the trailer for the film version of the Amazon bestseller, Alien Intrusion, author Gary Bates notes that the 2002 “Roper Poll concluded that up to 4 million Americans have been abducted by aliens.” On the Alien Intrusion Film’s website, we find the same claim: “[O]ne poll concluded that up to 20 million Americans had seen a UFO…

Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To Be Saved Anyway

By and large, Biblical creationists are anti-alien and they think the Bible forbids the existence of extraterrestrials. I blame Gary Bates. Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and, more importantly, the author of the best-selling book, Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. While there were anti-alien articles around before his book…

In Which Gary Bates Responds To My Post About Aliens and the Bible

Gary Bates, CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, has responded to my previous post, Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify The Bible. Predictably , he has taken objection to it and to an earlier post refuting his anti-alien arguments called Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To…

Wouldn’t God Have Mentioned Aliens If They Existed?

By far the most common argument against the possibility of extraterrestrial life is that the Bible doesn’t mention any.  This is an argument from silence, a logical fallacy. People make an argument from silence when they come to a conclusion that’s based on the absence of statements in historical documents, rather than on presence. The…